Tommy J. "Tom" Philpot (1937 - 2015)

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Tommy J. "Tom" Philpot, 77, of Vandalia, passed away at 5:15 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at First Pentecostal Church in Vandalia, with the Revs. Daniel McDonald and Tom Fedrigon officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday and one hour before services on Tuesday, both at the church. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mr. Philpot was born on July 31, 1937, in Vandalia, the son of James and Pearl Benefiel Philpot. He married Sharon Edwards on Oct. 8, 1960; she preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 1995.
He was an independent distributor for Prairie Farms, Meadow Gold, Pevely Dairy Co. and Sealtest Dairy. He was a past member of the Fayette County Board and Vandalia Moose Lodge No. 1447. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to deer camps with his sons and golfing, but most of all, he loved spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by sons, Brady Philpot and his wife Deb of St. Elmo, Tommy Philpot and his wife Lisa of Brownstown, and Jimmy Philpot and his wife Misty of Vandalia; daughter, Mary and her husband Shane Graumenz of St. Peter; brother, Charles "Pud" Phipot and his wife Ramona; sister, Mardell Carpenter of Vandalia; and grandchildren, Allyssa, Zeke, Trevor and Cooper Philpot of Brownstown, Tessa and Nate Philpot of St. Elmo, Gracie, Saige and Max Philpot of Vandalia, and Carlie and Brody Graumenz of St. Peter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Stephanie Philpot; brother, Donald Philpot; and infant brother, Billy Frank.

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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Apr. 6 to Apr. 15, 2015